"Great Riding Family SUV"4.5 starson by hsreed4
Pros: Smooth Car-like Ride, Solid Sound System, Ethanol Ready, Engine adjusts between 8 and 4 cylinders for better fuel economy, DVD player w/ wireless headphones
Cons: Small Storage Space (non XL model), Rear pass door has a nasty corner that easily damages car you park next to if you're not careful, drink holders are horrible, hard to switch out headlights
Summary: It's not a perfect SUV, but it's pretty nice and I'm very happy with this purchase. The ride is very smooth, almost car like. The interior is roomy and attractive, nothing like the previous truck-like models. I've driven around 15,000 miles and get about 14 MPG combined, 65/35 city/hwy driving. I realy like the stereo with the factory DVD player(non NAV edition) because the family can choose from three separate sound sources to listen to. The front four seats are big Captain's chairs in the middle row) and the third row is adequate. The storage area is pretty small in the non XL model, about a foot deep-just enough room for carry-on luggage. The drink holders are a real poor effort and need to be redesigned.